Privacy Policy

Updated April 28, 2016

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Google Analytics

Like millions of websites, Chicago Tech Events uses Google Analytics to track data for a better understanding of website visitors.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help VFS Global analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on your website activity for pages visited, the duration and bounce rate, while providing other miscellaneous services relating to website activity and usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can opt out of Google’s advertising tracking cookie or use a browser plugin to opt out of all Google Analytics tracking software.

Affiliate Programs

Chicago Tech Events is an affiliate of and its merchants. We are compensated for sales generated from merchants that are part of the ShareASale affiliate network.

Email Newsletter

If you join our email list by registering for the Chicago Tech Events newsletter, we will have a record of your email address and other information you choose to provide. Chicago Tech Events will not share your email address or other information with outside parties, with the exception of Mailchimp, our email service provider.

Social Media

Social media buttons allow you to share content from Chicago Tech Events through social media. These buttons are controlled by social media cookies that are installed by the social media parties, so they are able to recognise you when you would like to share articles or videos.

These cookies enable logged-in users of selected social media to instantly share content that is available on our website. With regard to the cookies that the social media parties install and any data they thereby collect, please refer to the statements that these parties have published on their own websites. Be aware that these statements may regularly change.

Event and Job Submissions

A Chicago Tech Events account is required to submit events or jobs to be posted on the website and newsletter. Chicago Tech Events uses Auth0 as an identity authentication provider. Once authenticated, an Auth0 provided token will give you the ability submit events and job data for consideration to be included on the site. A reference to the Auth0 id of the author who submitted the job or event is stored along with events and jobs data on To read Auth0’s privacy policy, go to

Persons Under 18 Years of Age

Chicago Tech Events content and services are generally designed for persons of ages 18 and older, and not intended for use by children under 13. Chicago Tech Events does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone younger than 13.